Volumetric Video – a Study in Depth

Brought to you by The Content Production & Delivery Group

Join the Content Production & Delivery SIG to open up the science and applications of multi-dimensional imaging.

About the event

Volumetric video content and 3D visual models can be created using techniques such as stereoscopic/multiview camera arrays, scanning with RGB-D/laser sensors, and photogrammetry with light detection and ranging (LiDAR) mapping. As the demand for more interactive and realistic imaging increases, we will see more and more volumetric video content in our lives. Companies are starting to use 3D modelling in their product designs, and embed 3D video players on their websites for marketing and commercial purposes; and the general public will share 3D videos and immersive experiences on social media using their smart phones. As AR/VR platforms develop further, industry is finding applications for ‘digital twins’, where virtual representations of real-time physical objects and processes can be employed as digital counterparts to improve communication, efficiency and quality in production.

This online event will open up the science and applications of multi-dimensional imaging. Drawing on speakers who are the leading exponents of this exciting technology area, they will present a comprehensive picture of the state-of-the-art in creation, processing, transmission and display of volumetric video content.

This event will link into a future “hands-on-line” workshop/sandpit event, at which delegates will not only learn how to create and manipulate volumetric AV content, but will be able to discuss new applications and potential partnership projects with relevant players in the sector.

Employees of CW member organisations can attend this event for free. You will need to be logged into your CW account to access your free ticket – log in (or reset your password here)

Tickets for non-members are £25 plus VAT. Click here to find out more about CW membership benefits.

We do have LIMITED FREE PLACES AVAILABLE for this event for those who are under 35 and for organisations of less than 5 employees. For further information and to claim a free place please contact clare.kettle@cambridgewireless.co.uk.

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Agenda

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14:00

Welcome from our CEO, Simon Mead, CW

14:03

Welcome from our Chair Nadia Aziz, Unbound Future Ltd and Content Production & Delivery SIG Champion

14:05

James Marks, Co-Founder, PlayLa.bZ

‘That's Enlightentainment! Making Multi-dimensional Magic With GenieMo’

"It might feel like it’s fresh from a sci-fi film, but this technology is available, affordable, and accessible now." Jisc, Digifest 2020

The invention and DNA of the world's first volumetric video “HoloPortal” facility has evolved into 'GenieMo Alpha’ - a free DIY spatial social-cast communication & 4D storytelling software platform. This has been coded and crafted during the UK lockdowns, following 5 years of award-winning multi-dimensional motion arts R&D insight at Ravensbourne University London, with support from Innovate UK Business-led Funding.

14:25

Yush Kalia, Director of Sales and Marketing, Dimension

14:45

Yates Buckley, CTO, UNIT9

'HYPER - aligning digital and real spaces to redefine interactions'

A new class of applications are emerging that integrate augmented and virtual reality with physical environments. Typically described as mixed reality, these applications are deployed in highly controlled spaces with expensive tracking technologies. HYPER is focused on bringing the new mixed reality experiences to a broader developer base for wider industrial applications. By accurately aligning digital space with the real world we can look at new design problems that have the human body subject to complex spatial constraints. With HYPER we make spatial alignment easy, enabling design experiences where proprioception and tactile feedback can be leveraged to solve real-world problems.

15:05

Jérôme Royan , Senior Architect, b<>com, France

15:25

Panel session with all speakers chaired by David Crawford, Ravensbourne University London and Content Production & Delivery SIG Champion

15:40

Closing remarks and event ends

Speakers

Yates Buckley - CTO, UNIT9

Yush Kalia - Director of Sales and Marketing, Dimension Studio

Yush Kalia has over a decade of experience in mixed reality, working with ambitious companies and directors to consistently deliver innovative, world-first executions. He’s an industry champion and a member of the BAFTA Virtual Reality Advisory Group, advocating for impactful VR, AR and volumetric video uses across the entertainment industry. Prior to Dimension, Yush was a founding member of the Hammerhead VR team, and has worked at leading digital, social and PR agencies managing accounts including Xbox, Diageo, Evian, SKY, and Lego. 

James Marks - Co-Founder, PlayLa.bz

Co-Founder, SEEDS Mentor & RSA Fellow

Jérôme Royan - Senior Architect, b<>com

SIG Champions

Nadia Aziz - Innovation Consultant, Unbounded Future Ltd

Nadia is an Evangelist of emerging technologies with an expertise in AR & VR and IoT technologies. 

She has advised C-level executives in Telecom and Media organisations for digital transformation and M&A projects over more than a decade. While being a SIG Champion of Future Devices and Technologies at Cambridge Wireless, she has recently co-founded Unbounded Future, a Deeptech consulting firm based in London.

 

Previously Nadia led Emerging Technologies at NTT Data UK where she supervised R&D and innovation in Augmented (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR), AI, and IoT.  

 

Nadia is a supporter of Women in STEM initiatives and is a mentor at the University College London (UCL) IXN programme. She is an industry advisor to IoTerra, a USA-based B2B marketplace for IoT products and was a co-producer for the GIANT Health Event.

David Crawford - Visiting Professor, Computer Science & Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Professor, Digital Media Research, Ravensbourne

David Crawford is a Professor at the University of Essex and at Ravensbourne in the UK, with interests in next generation networks and 'beyond HD' multimedia services. He is well-known in the engineering and business fraternities, having worked for over 40 years in the telecoms and broadcast industries and academia. David lectures on 'ICT', 'Networks' and 'Broadcast Technology', and is Director of a small high tech start-up in France. He also runs his own technical Consultancy Company, TTL, and chairs and presents regularly at technical and business conferences. David is a Member of the Royal Television Society, an ex-Board and Council Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), and has been the Executive Producer for the annual IBC Multimedia Conference in Amsterdam for many years.

Tony Lavender - Managing Partner, Plum Consulting

Tony Lavender is a managing partner at Plum Consulting. He has more than 35 years experience in technology, communications regulation, policy and spectrum management. His clients include governments, equipment vendors, network operators and regulators. Tony was a specialist adviser to the UK Parliament 2016 Culture, Media and Sport Committee Inquiry into “Establishing world class connectivity throughout the UK”, he chairs the Steering Board of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum and he was a member of the UK Government’s Expert Panel, established as part of the UK Spectrum Strategy, on “Incorporating Social Value into Spectrum Allocation Decisions”. He has worked on a wide range of studies including on the 5G mmWave ecosystem, spectrum sharing, spectrum valuation and more broadly on electronic communications infrastructure strategy. Tony is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Chris Nokes - Head of Section, BBC R&D, BBC Research & Development

Chris is Head of Distribution Core Technologies Section at BBC Research & Development. With over thirty years' experience in Broadcasting R&D, Chris has been involved in the development of digital television since 1994, including as a key contributor to the DVB-T2 technical study group, and editor of the DVB-T2 specification. He is also Chair of the RF Group of the UK Digital Television Group (DTG). The work of Distribution Core Technologies Section includes amongst others, projects investigating broadcasting to mobile devices including contributions to 4G/5G standardisation, massive MIMO technology and video compression.

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